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What is Contour Farming
What is contour farming?
Contour farming involves farming row patterns as level as possible around a hill. Thus, the row patterns do not go up and down but are around the hill.
By creating rows around the hill you will generate the equivalent of small dams that will slow waterfall and help to increase infiltration of the water into your soil while reducing erosion.Read Post
Mushroom Compost Advantages What It Is
Using Mushrooms as fertilizer
Mushroom compost generally gets labeled as SMC or SMS (spent mushroom compost or spent mushroom substrate) when purchasing it from the store.
It can get used as a soil amendment for your soils, but you need to use it cautiously because of its high soluble salt levels. The salt levels can be high enough to harm young seedlingsRead Post
Difference Between Humus and Compost
Is humus and compost the same thing?
Humus and compost are organic materials that feed your plants and increase nutrient uptake and disease resistance. While many people use the terms interchangeably, they are not the same thing.
The primary difference I could find between humus and compost is that compost is decomposing organic matter that you will use as a fertilizer and soil amendment.Read Post
What Is Polyculture Farming And Why To Use It
Polyculture Farming Methods
If you are trying to create a more sustainable garden, turning to polyculture farming methods is a great choice.
It is a well - tested and proven method to keep the soil quality high, protect the soil from damage. In addition, it reduces problems from pests and disease while allowing you to lower the number of chemical inputs you will need(hopefully to 0).Read Post
Difference Between Fertilizer and Compost
Compost or Fertilizer?
Many first-time gardeners ask if compost and fertilizer the same thing. The primary difference you should know between fertilizer and compost is that fertilizer directly feeds your plants, and compost will feed and condition your soil.
Compost is also an all-natural organic material that improves the soil's quality, tilth, and aeration.Read Post
Humic Acid Fertilizer Easily Add It For Your Best Plants
Humic Acid for Plants
Humic acid gets created by the final breakdown of decaying plant and animal matter from microbial degradation.
The organic acids get formed from the chemical and biological humification of the plant and animal matter through the biological activities of micro-organismsRead Post
Buckwheat A Green Manure Your Amazing Garden
About Buckwheat Green Manure
Buckwheat works excellent for producing green manure in your garden. It is a fast-growing plant, and it makes nutritious triangular seeds. It is a short-season cover crop. It is an easy to grow annual that grows best in sandy soils.
Buckwheat grows best in a cool climate with high moisture and gets used in sustainable tropical cropping systems.Read Post
Advantages Biofertilizer What It Is
Biofertilizers use living organisms to improve soil health and the growth of plants and seeds. But they are not technically an actual fertilizer since they do not directly add nutrients to your soil.
Unlike synthetic fertilizers, biofertilizers do not just add nutrients to the soil but aid in improving the fertility of the soil.Read Post
Advantages Green Manure
About Green Manure
Green manure is a natural organic method of using specific plant and crop varieties that you grow then till into the ground to improve the quality of your soil.
Fertility building crops is another name that green manure gets called. Green manure uses cover crops to create a living mulch on the top of our garden's soil.Read Post
Primitive Subsistence Agriculture Guide
Primitive Subsistence Farming
Primitive subsistence farming is considered the oldest form of agriculture and is still in use in some regions worldwide. Traditionally, primitive farming uses low technology and household labor to produce a small output of crops.
There are no chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, or technology getting used by the farmers.Read Post
23 Intensive Farming Advantages and Disadvantages
In agriculture, intensive farming is one of the most widely used methods currently getting used. This is because intensive farming aims to provide the highest harvest per area of land.
This article will explore all the different advantages and disadvantages of using intensive agriculture.Read Post
Everything About Superphosphate Fertilizer
Your Superphosphate Fertilizer Guide
Superphosphate is the original(first)chemical fertilizer used to increase the fruiting and blooming of your plants.
Superphosphate fertilizer was developed around 1840 and was initially made from bonemeal and sulfuric acid.Later the process was altered and made from rock phosphate ore by treatment with sulfuric acid.Read Post
Monoculture Fish Farming
Monoculture In Aquaculture
In fish farming, there are two different farming methods. These are monoculture and polyculture fish farming. In this article, I will look over all the basics that get involved in monoculture fish farming.
When only one fish species gets farmed in a single pond or tank, it gets referred to as a monoculture farming method.Read Post
37 Pros and Cons of Using Fertilizers
Advantages and Disadvantages of Fertilizers
There are many advantages and disadvantages when adding fertilizers to the soil. It doesn't matter if you are using synthetic or organic. I have added every pro and con that I could find for both of these fertilizer types.Read Post
27 Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Cells
Solar Cell Pros and Cons
With all of the advances getting made in solar panels and the ability to generate more power over the last few decades has become a significant source of renewable energy.
Keep reading to see every advantage and disadvantage I could find about adding solar energy as part of your renewable energy generating strategy.Read Post
Biochar in Compost
Using Biochar In Compost
To get the most benefit from using biochar in your compost bin, you want to make sure the biochar gets broken down into small pieces.
Biochar has a high surface area with the ability to absorb odors, ammonia, methane, and water. The smell from your compost can get significantly reduced by adding biochar into the mix.Read Post
The Impact Of Monoculture On Food Security
Disadvantages Of Modern Agriculture
Many farmers like to focus on using monoculture plantations to maximize their profits. From a financial standpoint, it makes sense for them to focus on crops with high value and government backing. Having such a firm reliance on only a few species of plants could endanger our food supply.Read Post
Algae As fertilizer What You Need To Know
Why Is Algae A Good Fertilizer
Algae is made up of living organisms. When added to the soil, they quickly break down. When breaking down, they release nutrients they contain into the ground. While Algae are breaking down, they release beneficial nutrients into the soil.Read Post
Biochar Fertilizer What You Need To Know
Biochar A Organic Fertilizer
Biochar by itself does not actually act as a fertilizer if it is in its raw form. To use it as a fertilizer, we need to make sure that it has been inoculated or activated. Using nonactivated biochar will actually draw many of the nutrients out of the soil, reducing our plant's production.Read Post
Are Biodegradable Pollutants As Great as you think
Do Biodegradable Pollutants Cause Environmental Problems
At first, I thought that many of the problems would get addressed by switching to biodegradable products. I was surprised to find how many different additional issues these products have been causing.Read Post
Your Green Manure For Clay Soil Guide
Green Manure to Improve Your Garden
The majority of our garden crops like to grow in airy, light, and adequately draining soil to achieve their best vegetative growth and final yields.
Keep reading to see how you can use green manure and cover crops to increase your soil fertility and create better future harvests.Read Post
What Does Hybrid Solar Panel System Have to Offer
All the basics about Hybrid Solar Panel System
Any solar generating system that will store energy for later use but still stays connected to the utility grid for high electrical usage scenarios is considered as a hybrid system...Read Post
Intercropping and Crop Rotation
Why You Should Use Intercropping and Crop Rotation
If you are wondering what the difference between Intercropping and Crop Rotation, you are not alone. Both Intercropping and Crop Rotation are different ways of setting up multiple cropping systems. The most basic definition is that Intercropping will grow 2 or more crops at the same time mixed in together.Read Post
21 Biomass Boiler Pros And Cons
Every Advantage and Disadvantage of Biomass Boilers
Biomass energy is a renewable resource that can help to heat our homes. By replacing our reliance on fossil fuels with biomass, we can reduce the number of emissions that we are releasing.
So keep reading and check out every advantage and disadvantage that results from us using biomass energy.Read Post
26 Ultimate Biomass Energy Pros And Cons
Every Advantage and Disadvantage of Biomass Energy
Like every energy source, it has both its advantages and drawbacks associated from using it.
I have checked all over to compile this list. So keep reading and check out every advantage and disadvantage that results from us using biomass energy.Read Post
25 Wave Energy Pros And Cons
Every Advantage and Disadvantage of Wave Power
Since our tides, ocean waves and river currents contain kinetic and potential energy. We can harness this power to generate electricity.
I have looked everywhere I could find, to compile the ultimate list of every advantage and disadvantage wave energy has. So keep reading and decide if wave power is something you think we should be investing our time and money.Read Post
Ultimate Guide To The Types of Geothermal Energy
Check Out All The Types of Geothermal Power Plants
Geothermal energy uses heat that originates within the earth that occurs from a combination of two different sources. The first is the original heat that got produced from the formation of the land by gravitational collapse. The second source is from the heat generated by radioactive decay from various isotopes.Read Post
Ultimate 19 Geothermal Energy Pros And Cons
Advantages and Disadvantages of Geothermal Energy
It does not matter if we are planning to use geothermal energy for heating our homes. Or providing electricity at our power plants many different considerations need to get taken into account.
I have looked all over the net to come up with every different advantage and disadvantage that I could find that is associated with using geothermal energy.Read Post
18 Pros and Cons of Hydroelectric Energy
Check Out Every Advantage and Disadvantage of Hydroelectricity
Over the last 120 years, very little has changed for the generation of hydropower. But recently governments have again started reviewing current hydropower generation techniques. So keep reading find out every pro and con so you can decide for yourself if hydroelectricity is something you think we should continue investing in.Read Post
Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment For More Renewable Energy
The Ability to Turn Sewage Sludge to Energy and Fertilizers
Anaerobic Treatment commonly referred to as Anaerobic digestion is an energy-efficient environmentally friendly technology. It is one of the two technologies we commonly use for wastewater treatment. The other method used is aerobic digestion.Read Post
Dynamic Tidal Power An Amazing Reliable Energy
A Massive Amount of Energy Just Waiting
Unlike solar power and wind energy, dynamic tidal power is a more predictable renewable energy that is readily available to us. Since the tidal cycle is both predictable and repetitive, this allows us to estimate the amount of continual power that we can generate by tidal energy in different geographical locations.Read Post
14 Best Uses of Algae You Should Know
Check Out Every Use We Have For Algae
Currently, the efficiency of algae at storing energy is higher than any other natural or engineered process we know. The more we study these small aquatic organisms, the more benefits we are finding they have to offer us.
So keep reading to see all the different uses algae currently has to offer us.Read Post
The Ultimate List 19 Advantages and Disadvantages of Coal
Check Out The Pros and Cons of Coal
From generating electricity (steam and thermal coal) to many of the daily items we use require coal for their production.
I have looked everywhere I could to find every different pro, and con that coal has to offer. So keep reading and decide for your self if coal is a product you are comfortable spending your money on.Read Post
15 Monoculture Farming Benefits and Disadvantages You Need to Know
Is Single Crop Planting A Good Or Bad Thing?
Unfortunately, it is not just GMO fields using this method either. Many organic farms have seen the benefits Monoculture Farming has to offer. So now, many large scale organic farms are also starting to focus on larger areas with a single crop type.
Keep reading to see all the pros and cons we could find from single-crop farming.Read Post
Hydrofracking: The Secret Benefits and Alarming Disadvantages
All The Pros and Cons of Fracking
The natural gas from fracking may get promoted for being the cleanest form of energy from fossil fuels.
But to many people, there are just too many disadvantages from the hydrofracking process.Read Post
Do You Use Bioplastics Check Out And Discover The Pros And Some Alarming Cons
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Bioplastics
Conventional plastics primarily use petroleum oil as the primary raw material for their production. On the other hand, Bioplastics are using all natural plant-based raw materials such as corn, sugars, fruit peels potatoes, etc., to produce their product.Read Post
Differences Between Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable
So just what are the Differences Between Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable
The primary difference between biodegradable and non-biodegradable items is the ability for biodegradable items to decompose and break down naturally...Read Post